Saturday September 20th 2014

How is marijuana abused?

September 17th, 2014

Marijuana abuse occurs when you use marijuana for non-medical reasons. More on the definition of drug abuse as related to weed.

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Alcohol detox time

September 16th, 2014

While most cases of acute detox are over within about a week, detox from alcohol can last anywhere from a few hours to several months. We review the common symptoms that can occur, their risks, and the complete time it takes to go through alcohol detox here.

Detox from cocaine

September 13th, 2014

As you detox from cocaine, expect intense cravings. Problems with sleep and mood disorders are also common. What else can you expect? We review here.

Smoking marijuana

September 12th, 2014

What does smoking marijuana do to you and is it bad for you? More on the effects of smoked weed here.

Is ecstasy addictive?

September 11th, 2014

YES. Ecstasy can be addictive. In fact, ecstasy targets neurotransmitters that are triggered in other types of drug addiction. We review what ecstasy is used for, made of, and how you can get addicted to it here.

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Help for alcohol withdrawal

September 10th, 2014

Seek 24-7 medical supervision during alcohol withdrawal for diagnosis and treatment of possible severe conditions. Treatments then include oral benzodiazepines, anti-seizure or anti-psychotic medications and fluid intake. More here on where to get help for alcohol withdrawal and what to expect during withdrawal.

How to help a marijuana addict

September 7th, 2014

Is someone close to you addicted to marijuana? We review effective treatments and interventions for marijuana addicts here, as well as the steps for getting help.

Ecstasy detox symptoms

September 6th, 2014

Symptoms of ecstasy detox include craving, lethargy, and trouble concentrating. More here on how long ecstasy detox lasts and what you can expect during the detox process, with a section for your questions at the end.

Is my son or daughter smoking weed?

September 4th, 2014

There is no medical indication for use of marijuana in youth. So how can you tell if your kids is under the influence? We explore here.

John Lennon quotes about drugs (INFOGRAPHIC)

September 3rd, 2014

Every now and then, rumors arise and link this iconic rocker to drugs. What did John Lennon say about drugs? An infographic collecting his own words here.

How to stop taking heroin

September 2nd, 2014

The best way to stop taking heroin is with medical supervision. More on the side effects when you quit heroin here and a list of who you can ask for help.

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How is alcohol abused?

September 1st, 2014

Alcohol abuse = excessive drinking. More than one drink per day for women; more than two drinks daily for men. More here on the limits between healthy and unhealthy drinking, with a section for your questions at the end.

When does meth kick in?

September 14th, 2014

The time it takes for meth to kick in varies by HOW you take it. However, once methamphetamine is absorbed, the biological effects are the same regardless of the route of exposure. More on meth onset here.

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How is meth abused?

September 8th, 2014

You abuse methamphetamine any time you use it for euphoric effect (to get high). More on how meth is abused and its side effects here.

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How addiction really affects the family

September 5th, 2014

I decided to interview my family and find out how addiction really affected them. Here's what they had to say...

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